Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth ~ Strange tale of Ida Wood, who checked into the New York Herald Square Hotel with her sister in 1907 — and never opened the door of her suite again until 1931, when the sister died. By then Ida was 93 and deaf, but far from destitute, thanks to 750,000 dollars in cash hidden around the room and 54 trunks of gowns and jewels in the hotel basement.
Entering the presidential nomination process as a distinct underdog, Lincoln was eventually chosen as the Republican candidate for the 1860 election for several reasons. His expressed views on slavery were seen as more moderate than those of rivals William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase. His "Western" origins also appealed to the newer states: other contenders, especially those with more governmental experience, had acquired enemies within the party and were weak in the critical western…
Titanic Survivor, 1912.... Molly Brown. (asked by reporters upon landing in New York to what she attributed her survival, she is quoted as having replied) __"Typical Brown luck. We're unsinkable."1867-1932.
V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, "In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers."